The $2 million facility will fuel 67 CNG trucks, the first of which will service the metro Atlanta area, in particular Gwinnett County and the city of Roswell.
The facility is located just north of Ball Ground in neighboring Forsyth County just over the Cherokee County line off Yellow Creek Road.
“This is the first of many locations that we will transition to CNG. CNG-powered engines burn cleaner than traditional diesel engines typically used by our industry.” said Charlie Appleby, chairman & CEO for Advanced Disposal. “Additionally, CNG comes solely from domestic sources, which will reduce our dependence on oil imported from foreign sources,”
“Our total capital investment for this CNG fueling station and its accompanying truck fleet will be approximately $22 million, but we don’t put a price tag on clean air.” he said. “We’re going to continue to do all we can to keep the Atlanta area clean and green for generations to come.”
Appleby, along with chairman of Forsyth County Board of Commission Jim Boff, marked the official ground breaking today with a brief ceremony in front of an audience of city and county leaders, vendors, neighbors and community partners.
Advanced Disposal has an order placed for 27 CNG trucks, which will make up its first CNG fleet.
The fueling station will be capable of producing 445 diesel gallon equivalents per hour and able to fuel up to 95 trucks in 10 hours.
The station will also feature a quick fill post capable of delivering 78 DGE on demand.